Until further notice All Public Masses are canceled. The church will be open daily if you would like to reflect and pray.

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Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Bishop Tobin statement
Pursuant to the recent statement of Bishop Tobin, the celebration of all public masses and other liturgical services are suspended in the Diocese of Providence effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice.

There will be no morning mass at St. Ambrose, no evening mass at St. James, no Stations of the Cross at both parishes, and no weekend masses at both parishes until further notice. 
There will be no religious education classes until further notice.  Emails will be sent to families regarding home study lessons.

An announcement will be made regarding First Penance and Reconciliation which is scheduled for March 28.

To the extent possible, St. Ambrose and St. James churches will remain open during the day for personal prayer, devotions and visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Individual confessions may also be heard at this time.

We will continue to monitor directives at both the national and local levels, as well as directives from the Diocese of Providence, related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.  We will continue to update you as best as possible regarding changes in Mass schedules as well as any other important announcements.

We will also post updates to our Facebook pages.  If you are on social media, please follow us on Facebook at “St. Ambrose Faith Formation” and at “St. James Office of Formation, Evangelization, and Parish Outreach”.

If you have family or friends who are parishioners and/or or attend Mass at St. Ambrose or St. James Parishes, kindly send them an email, give them a call, share on social media, and spread the word as necessary so that we can reach as many members of the parish communities as possible.

Attached is some information from the Diocese of Providence, “What should Catholics do when they cannot attend Holy Mass” and “How do I make a Spiritual Communion”.

Please keep all families affected by illness in your prayers, and we ask for continued prayers for the health and safety of our nation, our local community, and our St. Ambrose and St. James parish communities.   

Prayer for Healing from Coronavirus -Pope Francis –
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.  We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love,to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.  Amen

May God bless you and your families. 


 The Sisters of  the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament invite you to attend Eucharistic Adoration every Friday from 9AM-4PM in their  Chapel of the Ave Maria Adoration Convent (the former rectory at St. James).

St. James Food Pantry


Please deposit food bags in containers
located at the front entrance of the church.
Food Pantry OPEN Thursday from 10AM-1PM

All are welcome!


Home page Photo Credits: Banner etching by Ron Valiquette. Church Interior photo by Roland Lussier. Church rear Exterior photo by Louise Dussault.


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